Guidelines

What we are looking for

Our judging process will reward two main attributes in the submissions received: fresh thinking and a clear, compelling writing style. We are looking for entries that everyone will want to read.

Subject and Theme

The theme for the 2016 competition is Connecting Politics With People

Fact or fiction?

Entries should be written in prose in the English language. You can submit essays or short stories, factual commentary or fiction – whichever way and whichever writing style you choose to communicate your ideas. Just make it compelling.

Who can enter?

Everyone is welcome. Any one individual may submit up to three entries.

What to submit

Essays should be aimed at a general readership and should be non-technical. No footnotes or citations are allowed.

Submissions should be no longer than 2,000 words.

Essays may have been published before provided you have the necessary permissions to re-publish.

DO NOT USE THE THEME TITLE AS THE TITLE OF YOUR ESSAY. BE CREATIVE.

But English is not my first language!

Don’t worry. We are mainly after clearly presented ideas not language perfection. If your essay reaches the finalists, we will help with editing the language.

When and how to submit

Submissions for the 2016 competition are now open. Deadline for submission is 30th September 2016.

Entry to the competition is free of charge.

Please ensure that you visit our submissions page and read the submission guide. Entries that do not follow the submission guide will not be accepted.

Copyright

Copyright for all submissions remain with the authors. In submitting their work, authors grant the Web of Life Foundation an irrevocable license to print, publish, distribute and publicize the submitted work.

All submissions are subject to our standard Terms and Conditions